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    Hi Guys & Gals,

    seen a few posts on other forums about restoring hazed and yellow plastic headlamps so I thought I would share my experiences.

    When I bought my Vectra I could see that the headlamps were hazed, a usual problem with plastic headlamps I thought, won't be to much to just replace them.

    Then I found that they were £70 a piece, so I did alittle more research and found that a lot of people were swearing by a 3M product called 'Headlight Lens Restoration System #39008'. I found that the kit only cost £20 so I went for it.

    Today I had a go at doing one of my headlamps, the worst one of the two. I was as nervous as hell because there was no going back once I started but I am over the moon with the result.
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    I did use just over half the kit for this one headlamp, so didn't want to risk starting the other one. I have ordered another kit, so £40 for two kits is still a saving of £100 over two new lamps.

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    i need to do mine but that looks 10x better mate

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    A selection of wet and dry 800-2000, 3M fast cut and plastic polish did mine. All for approx £10. Piece of cake to do and well worth it

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    Brasso works same...

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    Great work fella. Gives a good sense of self satisfaction knowing you did it on your tod. Makes a big difference...

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    Had to do mine when I had the GSI, it's well worth the effort. Makes them look brand new again.

    Good work there fella, look a hell of a lot better

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    Stumbled across this post as I'm keen to restore my headlights - just one question though please - is it ok to use this technique on the SRI dark tinted headlights (not sure how the dark tint is achieved)?

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    this will obviously restore your lens but does it also make your standard lights any brighter ,i am fitting hids later but would this help for now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by renodci View Post
    Stumbled across this post as I'm keen to restore my headlights - just one question though please - is it ok to use this technique on the SRI dark tinted headlights (not sure how the dark tint is achieved)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz263 View Post
    this will obviously restore your lens but does it also make your standard lights any brighter ,i am fitting hids later but would this help for now ?
    It only cleans the outer lens, look up Perspex polishing on you tube, its the same principle as de-swirling paint work... It's only a protective casing regardless of standard or tinted...

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